One of the children kidnapped by Georgia Tann and a close friend of Rill Foss. Trent was renamed Stevie by Tann after being kidnapped with his sister (whom Tann called Sherry) on the same day that Rill and her siblings are taken from their family’s shanty boat. When Sherry abruptly disappears, Rill takes care of Stevie. Rill is adopted before Stevie, but eventually Stevie is adopted by a Memphis police officer. Trent and his adoptive parents are never close, and Stevie decides to cut ties with them after learning that he was adopted. Fortunately, he reconnects with his biological family and reclaims his birth name, Trent, after being called Stevie for most of his life. Later, he reconnects with Rill (who is renamed May) and tries to help her discover the fates of her siblings. Sadly, Trent never discovers what happened to Sherry. Instead, he dedicates his life to helping Tann’s other victims discover their biological families, in some cases reconnecting siblings that were forcibly separated. When Trent dies, he leaves his grandson Trent Turner III in charge of his files about the victims, with strict instructions to only give them to people whose names are on the folder.
Trent Turner Sr./Stevie Character Timeline in Before We Were Yours
The timeline below shows where the character Trent Turner Sr./Stevie appears in Before We Were Yours. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.